Regulations for renting property

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04/01/2012 - 17:37

Hi all,Im hoping some kind soul can point me in the right direction to find out the rules on opening a B&B in Le MarcheIve been advised by a comercialista that the best way to rent my home is on a B&B basis, because I live on site!I wonder if anyone knows if there are other options, because I have a fear that there may be a lot of regulations attached to B&B, as opposed to merely renting the property out for a couple of months a year. But whatever option I use, I presume there is a list of requirements or regulations somewhere. Perhaps with a bit of luck online! Molto Grazie in advance (-;.


Actually renting out as a B&B is probably the most redtapeless way to do it.  All depends obviously on your province and their regs- but a B&B doesnt require you to have a partita IVA, doesnt require telephones, cooking facilities etc in the rooms.  You can really just open up, and declare it on your tax form - as well as deduct your running expenses. ... 

Yes there are a load of regulations but they're not too onerous and there are some advantages to B&B which is why your comercialista probably suggested it.  Go to the person at your comune who is responsible for commerce / new business and they should give you some guidelines. The rules vary from region to region and probaby from province to province too.

As far as I know the regulations for B&B stipulate 3 bedrooms for rental as a maximum although 4 are tolerated.  The process is pretty red tape free fro Italy.  I have some very organised Swedish clients who bought one of our apartmetns and who also set up a B&B in another village last year  I can ask them if they would be prepared to meet you for a chat.  They are vey nice and may be helpful to you in saving time getting up and running for this season PM if you would like me to introduce you

In reply to by TheItalianLife

Ciao All, Thanks for taking time out to help me. I had heard some rumours about certain regs, i.e minimum size rooms & minimum headroom, & problem I may have with staircase etc etc.  Im just hoping that if certain rooms dont comply, I can just ask for those rooms to be omitted from the scheme & I hope that the rooms that dont comply, dont stop me from getting the general permission. Anyway, I would very much like to buy the swedish folks a coffe or vino & pick their brains for 20 minutes if they acceptable to a meet!. All the best Danno  

Maximum size of B&B varies according to province - down here there are some with 12 beds - its more on the services you provide.  Generally speaking a double bedroom should be 18mq, a single 12mq. Minimum height is an average of 2.42.   (but this is not hard and fast).    Its more to do with windows - a room must have a window of certain size.  Its to stop people renting out the cupboard under the stairs.  Disabled rooms/baths are bigger.   If you want to get in on your provincial approved list you will have to comply with all their requirements - (which are never ending).  The local APIT should have a list and a form.